The struggle of adulting is real. Very real.
Adulting is tough. It is very, very tough. And as I write this, I'm wondering why they still haven't added the word "Adulting" to the dictionary but they already have "Cray-cray" listed down. Then I continue this sentence about five minutes later because I googled the word and found a really cringy article about the term itself - saying that it was sexist and gross. Ok, nothing sexist and gross about it but hey, most website writers need to make money (unlike me, I just write my own silly blog) so all types of traffic is probably welcome.
Anyway, that went off topic easily!
Last Saturday, we finally bought a new car yay!
It's not the first vehicle we bought together. Two years ago, we bought Alexbear's Kawasaki ZX6r Ninja, then a year later we got his baby truck which is a 1992 Ford Ranger. That's supposed to be our project vehicle - being so old we plan to maintain and keep it.
Aside from those, we were using his 2006 Pontiac G6 - quite a crappy car. He bought it off his mom before we got married. She maintained it well, knowing her she did her part keeping it pristine. It was in okay shape but it was falling apart. We had to put so much repairs on it and it got expensive.
First working day of 2018, we blew a tire on the way to work. That wasn't fun considering that it was below freezing all week. So we limped home and was using the truck since.
With all the problems it has, Alexbear and I decided that it was time to replace the family car with a more reliable one. We shopped around and instantly fell in love with this 2014 Ford Focus. It was a great deal so we decided to finally trade it in and do it.
I swear, that darn car can hear and understand!! We scheduled an appointment with the dealer on Friday afternoon - and the old blue car's battery died. It freaking died!! We ran to O'Reillys to get it checked and welp, it was shot. So we ended up buying a new battery and oh boy, my bank account wasn't too happy because the night before (Thursday) we had the flat tire replaced!
Okay, Saturday - all set! Nope, wrong! This car threw one final tantrum and blew another tire.
Cars can hear you if you don't like them!
Okay, chill and calm down. We drove to the dealership with a donut on the rear end. We figured they probably won't give us anything for the car - but the dealership was great. They were nice and accommodating, surprisingly we still got a decent trade-in amount.
One of the funny things in that car-buying experience was that I was on the other side of the contract signing process. I process contracts in the bank so these papers are all I see all day long. I talk to dealers, explain things and this and that. Those contracts are basically my life (believe it or not, I love it). Being there looking at the backends, and just understanding everything they say felt weird.
In the end, we came home with a good car, and we're pretty happy with it!
I've always kept a diary growing up, and come the digital age I always maintained a blog - until life got too busy.
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